Photograph by @PaulNicklen | A 3000-foot mountain along the Antarctic peninsula rises from the sea. What else could you want in a photo besides a large iceberg with a perfect arch to frame it? Follow me, @PaulNicklen , to see a lot more coverage on the fragilities of this changing seascape. #naturesgifts #love #beauty #ice #iceberg
Photo by @sofia_jaramillo5 | Women wait outside a church during a wedding ceremony on the island of Taquile on Lake Titicaca in Peru. The traditional dress for women of this island consists of red or pink outfits and a black scarf. The scarves have colorful yarn balls on each corner, which can be used to answer marriage proposals or signify mood. For more photos from Peru and South America, follow me, @Sofia_Jaramillo5. #southamerica #Peru
Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto | Running from the Canadian Prairies to the Pacific Coast, the Canadian Rockies are home to spectacular alpine scenery, diverse wildlife, and world-renowned national parks. In the Rockies, adventure is limitless. From traversing across its hillsides to paragliding above its breathtaking landscape, there’s no better therapy than days like these. #canadianrockies #canada
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | The lights of Tokyo reach the foothills of looming Mount Fuji. For National Geographic’s April 2019 Cities issue, I walked the streets of Tokyo, home to more than 37 million people, to photograph one of the most dynamic, safest, and most innovative cities on earth. For more Tokyo photos and video, please follow me, @dguttenfelder.
Photo by @cristinamittermeier | Big-mouthed, gentle giants of the sea–every whale shark has a spotted design as unique as your thumbprint. Did you know that marine scientists have adopted an algorithm developed by NASA for studying star patterns in the night skies and applied it to tracking individual whale sharks by their markings? Being able to identify and track whale sharks is an important step towards understanding more about the species in general, as well as their conservation status. Follow me, @cristinamittermeier , to find out where the largest gathering of whale sharks on the planet happens–I'll be there in just a few weeks!
Photo by Gabriele Galimberti @gabrielegalimbertiphoto and Paolo Woods çpaolowoods | Panama’s Punta Pacifica neighborhood seen from Cerro Alcón, a hill that separates the city from the Canal Zone and has never been urbanized. Panamanians like to compare the capital’s skyline to Dubai’s. #panama #panamacity
Sponsored by @ace_brand // Today's featured #FamilyMomentsContest photo by @shawgoodwinter captures his wife, sister and the family pup as they celebrate with his nephew for bagging his first summit, Alberta Peak, in the Rio Grande National Forest. // Enter the #FamilyMomentsContest for a chance to win a 3-night stay for a family of 4 in Moab, Utah! To enter, share images of your favorite family travel moments to Instagram with the hashtag #FamilyMomentsContest and tag @natgeotravel. The contest, sponsored by @ace_brand , runs from June 1 to June 30, 2019. U.S. Residents only. For more information, go to nationalgeographic.com/familytravelmoments
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert | Sooner or later, most travelers in Colombia find their way down to Cartagena, the fortress city by the sea. Surrounded by the formidable 16th century Las Murallas, the city’s old town is almost too picturesque with its maze of leafy squares and narrow streets lined by brightly-painted colonial houses. #colombia
Photo by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | Duke Pederson, a cowboy I photographed near Glasgow, Montana, was a quiet, gentle giant of a man. Big enough that he could have lifted me with one hand and thrown me 20 feet if he’d wanted. This legendary cowboy controlled his cattle dogs with the slightest hand signals from a hundred meters away and was the steward of thousands upon thousands of acres of North East Montana - a land covered in grass, cows, snakes, and bones. I'm not quite sure what's become of him. I hope he's still out there riding through all that beauty. To see more images from the American West follow me, @argonautphoto.
Photo by @daisygilardini | Belugas are one of the smallest species of whales distributed widely throughout the Arctic regions. They are social animals. They live in small pods and are very vocal. Their vocalizations consist of clicks, whistles, and clangs, which can resemble birds singing. Because of that, they’re sometimes called ‘canaries of the sea’ or ‘sea canaries.’ Photographing them from the surface is extremely challenging. Seen from the surface, when the whales emerge to breathe, you usually only see a small part of their back. To capture these beautiful creatures, it’s best to go with underwater or aerial photography. Follow me, @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #beluga #polar #Svalbard #dronephotography #wildlifephotography #conservation #climatechange